Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to wbrmnews@gmail.com or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

Mountain Gateway Museum will celebrate July 4th with an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, July 4th from 2 to 4pm...or until the food runs out.  Local Ban Possum Creek will play traditional favorites and some patriotic tunes on the front porch.  Everyone welcome.

The West Marion Community Forum is providing a free Summer Feeding Program. Lunch is served Monday through Wednesday from 11 o’clock to 12noon and runs throughout the summer until August 18th.   Transportation will be provided...if you have a child that needs to be picked up, please call Belinda Young at 527-0088.

From now through June 22, 2018, simply dial 2-1-1 to be connected to a resource that can help with home cleanup following the recent storms.

There will be a “Country Breakfast Buffet” Saturday June 23rd from 7:00-10:00 AM at the Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills.  Adults eat for $6.00, Children 6-12, $3.00 and under 6 free.

A reunion of former students and faculty of Hudgins and Mountain View Schools is being held Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th.  The reception/meet & greet will be held at the Spillway Bridge & Co. Tap Room in downtown Marion Friday, June 29th beginning at 6pm.  The banquet will be held at the McDowell County Senior Center Saturday, June 30th beginning at 6pm. 

The North Cove Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 30 at the Old North Cove School.  Registration is from 9:00-11:00.  Program in auditorium begins at 11:30.   A covered dish meal will follow.  Drinks and paper products will be provided.  For more information contact Joyce Byrd 828-756-4232 or Martha Jordan 828-559-0556.  

 The USDA offers flood impacted NC Farmers disaster assistance.  NC Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers across the state of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding through the low-interest loan programs.  To learn more, please call Kim Rumfelt at 439-9727, ext. 100 to report damages.

An Advanced Beekeeping course is being offered.  Learn techniques that will help increase bee survival rates.  Classes will be on Saturdays, June 23, & 30, 8:30 am to 4 pm in the Cooperative Extension Conference Room, 2nd Floor, County Administration Building, 

 A NEW FRIENDS GROUP HAS FORMED TO SUPPORT MOUNTAIN GATEWAY MUSEUM and they would like you to be a friend, too. The Friends group was organized to help increase financial and volunteer support for the museum.  Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum also will act as an advocate, working with communities, as well as state, local, and regional governments, to promote the museum’s mission and the services it offers to smaller museums, libraries, historic sites, and historical societies across 38 western North Carolina counties.

Want to make a difference, touch lives, and impact your community?   CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care McDowell has many opportunities for Volunteer services.  You can make an everlasting impact with just a few hours of your time a week.  Call 652-1318, ext.303 for more information.